The Indiana Pacers and the Sacramento Kings agreed to a six-player trade that sends All-Star Domantas Sabonis to the Golden State in exchange for rising young gun Tyrese Haliburton.
Included in that trade are the following players:
- Buddy Hield
- Tristan Thompson
- Tyrese Haliburton
- Jeremy Lamb
- Justin Holiday
- Domantas Sabonis
- 2027 second-round draft pick
The Pacers later confirmed the pending trade before Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks.
On Indiana’s injury report, Sabonis, Holiday, and Lamb were listed as out due to the trade agreement.
The NBA trade deadline is set for 3 p.m. EST Thursday.
Haliburton, the No. 12 overall pick in the 2020 draft, was believed to be a cornerstone player for the King’s future.
However, Sacramento’s backcourt now revolves around point guard De’Aaron Fox and rookie Davion Mitchell.
The 21-year-old Haliburton has averaged 14.3 points, 7.4 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals for the Kings this season.
He is tied for sixth in the NBA in steals per game and 11th in assists.
Haliburton joins a young backcourt in Indianapolis with Malcolm Brogdon and rookie Chris Durate.
Hield ranks third in the league in 3-pointers made this season, trailing only Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry and Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet.
Hield is owed about $63 million through the 2023-24 season.
Domantas Sabonis, 25, has averaged 18.9 points, 12.1 rebounds, and five assists in the 2021-22 campaign for Indiana, which has reshaped its roster with the trades of Sabonis and guard Caris LeVert this week.